Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Feminine Care

June 12, 2023By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

by Tara Kaifesh, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips There are opportunities in the feminine category if you know where to look for them! In the feminine antifungal subcategory, private label products rank number one and have been growing1, taking market share away from brand items. For shoppers that research online before they buy, make … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Sun Care

January 12, 2023By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

by Cat Renwick, merchandising analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Consumers recognize that sun care is a year-round need and the category has evolved in recent years with more options. See below for important updates you should make to your department. Of the adult sun protection products recently launched, two-thirds have a sun protection … Read More

Special Delivery

December 20, 2022By Behind the Shelf Blog, Buyer Presentations blog series

by Dave Wendland, vice president strategic relations As retailers across all industries settle into a post-COVID world, the idea of home delivery or curbside pickup has never been more important. In fact, according to an annual consumer survey by store lifecycle management company Tango conducted earlier this year, 94% of shoppers enjoy having the ability … Read More

Betting on Beauty

July 8, 2022By Behind the Shelf Blog

By Megan Moyer, corporate marketing manager I’ve been writing articles about the beauty industry once a month for the past year for Drug Store News’ Inside Beauty e-newsletter. HRG has been in the health, beauty, and wellness segment of the retail industry since its inception. In the 12 years I’ve worked for the company, our … Read More

Hamacher Resource Group’s Pet Merchandising 101

June 2, 2022By Behind the Shelf Blog, Pet

by Colleen Volheim, category research & analysis manager, written for ECRM in support of their Pet Program We all love those big puppy dog or kitty eyes or the soothing aura of an aquarium full of colorful fish. As an estimated 95% of American pet owners consider their pets family members, opportunities abound for retailers … Read More

Proactive vs. reactive – pharmacies that thrive

February 21, 2022By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

by Kyle Lentz, category analyst 2020 and 2021 provided unique challenges for smaller, independent pharmacies. If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that a proactive approach vs. a reactive approach can have a positive impact on business.  Now, no one can predict the future, and sometimes, like in the case of unforeseen circumstances, a reactive … Read More

HRG Anniversary Celebration & Growth Summit — One Guest’s Recap, part 2

January 20, 2022By Behind the Shelf Blog

As mentioned in One Guest’s Recap, part 1, many memories were shared and relationships established or strengthened during last September’s HRG Anniversary Celebration and Growth Summit. One guest, Jeff Guillebeau of International Paper, summarized his experience, writing, “Top 41 Reasons HRG’s Anniversary Growth Conference Was Awesome!” With his permission, we are sharing part 2 here. … Read More

HRG Anniversary Celebration & Growth Summit — One Guest’s Recap, part 1

January 14, 2022By Behind the Shelf Blog

Many memories were shared, and relationships established or strengthened during September’s HRG Anniversary Celebration and Growth Summit. One guest, Jeff Guillebeau of International Paper, summarized his experience, writing, “Top 41 Reasons HRG’s Anniversary Growth Conference Was Awesome!” With his permission, we are sharing it here. 41. I’m in love with the people of Wisconsin, especially … Read More

Seven principles for business growth

November 19, 2021By Behind the Shelf Blog

by Dave Wendland, vice president strategic relations One of the highlights of HRG’s recent Growth Summit was a keynote address delivered by Jerry Jendusa, founder of Stuck, LLC. Jerry is one of the area’s most prominent entrepreneurs and business advisors, and he shared seven principles for business growth. Hope Remain focused and persistent as you … Read More

Reflections on forty-one years in business

November 12, 2021By Behind the Shelf Blog

by Dave Wendland, vice president strategic relations It’s often said that more than half of new businesses fail during their first year. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, this isn’t necessarily true. Data from the Bureau shows that approximately 20% of new businesses fail during the first two years of being open, 45% … Read More